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Crime Blotter: Attempted Rape, Property Crimes

A week in crime in Altadena includes a scary incident in a commercial parking lot and the grand theft of a convection oven from the Altadena Country Club.

Blotter information courtesy of Lt. Joe Dempsey of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department .

Sunday, Oct. 9

Between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m., Monday – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2000 block of E. Crary St.  Loss:  black Dell laptop, black Garmin GPS, white Sony digital camera, misc. currency.

11:06 p.m. – An at 1955 N. Lake Ave. (Blockbuster parking lot area).  Suspect described as a male, African-American, 20 years, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, 130-150 pounds, black short hair, brown eyes, black T-shirt and black basketball type shorts.  Investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, Oct. 10

3:31 a.m. – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of Layton St.  Loss:  silver Apple MacBook, black/silver JVC DVD portable player.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

1:05 a.m. – A commercial burglary occurred at 2164 Fair Oaks Ave. (Fair Oaks Carwash).  The suspect entered the location by shattering the front glass door.  Suspect described as a male, African-American, late teens to early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches -6 feet 10 inches, thin build, light complexion, dark short curly hair, light color long sleeve shirt, dark pants and a light color backpack.  Loss:  $45.00.

Between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. – A grand theft occurred at the Altadena Country Club (2290 Country Club Dr.).  Loss:  stainless steel Wolf convection oven, value $3,000.00.

Between 7:12 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Casitas Ave.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by prying the front door.  Loss:  silver coin collection (120), gray/black Toshiba laptop, misc. currency.

12:17 p.m. – An attempt residential burglary occurred in the 3600 block of Skylane Dr.  The victim stated that she heard the doorbell ring a few times and a short time later heard some rattling noise as she walked towards the door.  The victim asked, “Who is it?” and the noise ceased.  Damage to the front door frame was observed and no entry was made. 

Thursday, Oct. 13

1:11 p.m. – A residential burglary occurred in the 1300 block of New York Drive.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear door window.  Loss:  black Samsung 40-inch flat screen, black/silver Canon PowerShot SX230 digital camera. 

Friday, Oct. 14

Between 10 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. – A petty theft occurred in the 2000 block of N. Altadena Dr.  Loss:  gray Technalon vehicle cover.

Saturday, Oct. 15

1:15 p.m. – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1600 block of Morada Pl.  The vehicle was recovered in the City of Pasadena approximately, 60 minutes later. 

Gigi Hutchinson October 19, 2011 at 07:40 PM
We are moving to Altadena this month and I feel really nervous about all this crime. I have 2 small children and don't want to end up at the wrong place at the wrong time! What's the deal??! Any advice?
local October 20, 2011 at 09:42 PM
Get a place east of Lake.
mister altadena October 20, 2011 at 11:20 PM
Like all communties, Altadena does have crime. I'd suggest speaking w/ the Sheriff dep't for crime stats. Some crimes are way down vs. last reporting period. Even the east of Lake area has it's crime....mainly non-violent break ins (car, home). Again, even those have been trending down.

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